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Geoffrey Lunt

The Rt Rev Geoffrey Charles Lester Lunt[1] (1885–1948) was an eminent Anglican priest in the first half of the 20th century.[2]

Born into an ecclesiastical family[3] and educated at Sherborne and Exeter College, Oxford[4] he was ordained in 1909. His first post was as Curate at Christ Church, Clifton, Bristol,[5] after which he was Secretary of the CMS for Public Schools and Young People’s Work then Vicar of St Paul’s, Bedminster. A Chaplain to the Forces in France during the Great War[6] he was awarded the Military Cross in 1917. When peace returned he became Vicar of All Saints, Northampton then Archdeacon of Egypt. From 1928 he was Vicar of St Mary’s, Portsea[7] before his elevation to the Episcopate as Bishop of Ripon.[8] He was translated to Salisbury in 1946[9] and died in post two years later.[10]

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Preceded by
Edward Arthur Burroughs
Bishop of Ripon
1935 – 1946
Succeeded by
George Armitage Chase
Preceded by
Neville Lovett
Bishop of Salisbury
1946 – 1948
Succeeded by
William Louis Anderson


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